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an anti-islamic film made in the united states. some have ignored the message. there's been clashes after friday prayers in some cities. [applause] >> the government had called the peaceful protest, but here in northwest pakistan, they soon turned violent. these demonstrators attacking a sin mark in a city, setting it on fire. they've already been casualties in clashes where the police with one support reported to have been killed. it was the prime minister and his government who had made friday what they called a special day of love for the prophet muhammad. a chance for the entire nation to protest at what they see as the blasphemous video made in the united states. >> an attack of the holy prophet is an attack on the -- therefore, this is something that is unacceptable. >> there had already been clashes in the capital on thursday outside the united states embassy. fearing even worse today, the american government took the unusual step of placing this advertisement on pakistan television, hoping it would diffuse tensions. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that r
's been no confirmation from the united states. the secretary of hillary clinton issued a statement. but she added there is no justification for violence. emily buchanon has more. >> inferno overnight at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. militants stormed the compound and set fire to buildings. it's not clear yet how the ambassador died, but reports suggests his car may have come under rocket attacks as he and others were trying to escape. the anger was sparked by a provocative film made by an israeli american about the life of the prophet muhammad. >> my name is christopher stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> the american ambassador of christopher stevens had a lifelong interest in the middle east. he had been in libya for less than four months after taking up his post in may. the killings was strongly condemned by libya's general national congress. it's not clear who is responsible. some suggest hard line groups. but the country's deputy interior minister accused realm thans for testing about the treatment of gaddafi. >> let's go live to libya. our correspondence --
united states and pakistan. >> ok, when you're at the state department, you revise the u.s. government on relations between pakistan and afghanistan. mousavi video president obama put out, this thing -- you saw the video president obama put up, distancing america from the film. does that help? >> it does help. it is the first time united states is taking this kind of innovative pro-active measure. in some ways, you are trying to use this when already a tidal wave has started. it is hard to stop a tidal wave. >> is there anything washington can do? >> keep engaging on an ongoing basis. not this one a crisis happens. also, when we have disagreements with pakastani, we should explain ourselves to them. we should have kept them engaged. where we see the consequences of the collapse of the relationship as we saw today, then we try to come up with these measures, and often they are good, but they are too little to late. >> is that the problem? we have a short-term policy? >> we decided we should punish them, put pressure on pakistan. well, it worked to an extent, but the consequences also pu
much indeed. now, for much more on the relationship between the united states and china, do not forget to check out our website where you will find an interactive flow chart showing how china is ruled. now, there has been further heavy fighting in damascus. activists have described the situation as desperate and amnesty international has highlighted a recent increase in heavy bombardments on residential areas. this coincides with a visit to damascus by the iranian foreign minister. he has proposed that observers attempt to quell the violence. from beirut and neighboring lebanon, jim has more. >> another young boy, injured according to this activist video. amnesty says that civilians are the main victims of increasingly indiscriminate bombardments by these forces. heavy artillery is being used routinely on areas that had slipped out of government control. the regime is making good use of its unchallenged air power. the result is massive damage in areas that are under attack. these days that means anywhere in the country. this includes parts of the capital in damascus. this is activist f
drones. it is coming from two respected universities in the united states. i think if this message is coming from independent academics and the united states, maybe it will be listened to. the report conclude the strikes are damaging and counterproductive. they estimate the overall number of top leaders killed among the drone victims is perhaps only 2%. they say while they are not killing the top tier or not be enough of the commanders, they are terrorizing an entire community. that is the word that they use, stressing that the drones hovering overhead night and day. they say communities are paralyzed by fear and many people are too frightened to go to import and gatherings. parent are keeping their children out of schools or the children themselves are too traumatized to go. the level of fear has been compared to the level of fear in the u.s. after 9/11. >> the report also says the vast majority of those victims are combatants or low-level combatants. americas argument is if it did not use drones, it would have to use much more interest of tactics to go after these combatants. >>
the united nations. the speech comes as the united states announced it is lifting the ban on the import of goods from burma. the opposition party led by aung san suu kyi has welcomed the lifting of the ban. the united states relaxed its financial restrictions after the country held elections earlier this year. here is out the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton justified the move. >> the united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial will relationship. we hope this will provide more opportunities for your people to sell their goods into our markets. >> our correspondent jonathan hefad has been talking to the speaker of the burmese parliament, one of the top generals and the old regime. she gets -- began by asking about the state of relations between the government and opposition parties. >> i have a good relationship with aung san suu kyi. what happened in the past is over. it is finished. i don't see any point in dwelling on it. because she also loves the country, for people, we have the same intentions. she was locked up for many, many years. the >> she was lo
a violent protests. an agreement was reached with lonmin earlier this week. the united states says that china has apologized for allowing a group of protesters to vandalize the u.s. ambassador's car. it was pelted with objects and flag was damaged. beijing says it is investigating the incident. while a video continues to fuel protest, one of the actors it is filminsuing the film maker for . she says she was told she was appearing in and adventure film based in egypt. to what is believed to be the case of a u.k. soldier giving birth to a baby on the frontline. she gave birth just days after the area came under attack from the taliban. it was a bit of a surprise because she did not know she was pregnant. >> the soldier from the royal artillery has been serving in afghanistan since march. two days ago, she complained of severe stomach pains. her son was delivered safely at the field hospital. he was born prematurely during the 34th week of her pregnancy. the specialist pediatric team from the hospital will now travel to camp to help provide care to the soldier and her baby on their fl
president morsi is in europe and he wants imf money and money from the united states, so the last thing he wants now is to alienate western opinion. >> we go to tripoli. there is a bit of a delay on the line. obvisly, given the death of the american ambassador and the u.s., the obama response to that, give us a sense of the mood, the tension in the country -- in the country today. >> i can tell you that the indians have taken to the streets, albeit in small numbers -- libyans have taken to the streets, albeit in small numbers, soon after the announcement of the death of the ambassador to libya. a lot of people here are very angry. they are also worried about the implication this will have diplomatically, and and a wider context, worried about foreign countries thinking twice about setting up shop here in the future. a lot of people angry, mainly, by what happened. they don't want to be seen in that light. they said that the transition period is difficult enough as it is, and there are a lot of challenges ahead. they are looking to build stronger ties with the west, which they see that they
with the united states? >> the u.s. was #15 years ago and has been falling little by little in the rankings. -- was number one about five years ago. it continues to be the world's innovation are house and we don't see that changing any time in the near future. on the other hand, there are burgeoning weaknesses we have seen growing over time, in particular the well talked about macroeconomics imbalances which our government spending that has gotten out of hand, financial market concerns, and what has happened is this has all built up to make really? the business community very concerned about the ability of politicians to do the right thing for the country going forward. >> and switzerland also makes great chocolates. that's got to help. >> thanks very much. the world's richest woman has made a rare public appearance to take a swipe at her own country, accusing australia of being too expensive for business to operate. a mining magnate who earns about $2 billion an hour said that australia should look to africa where they pay people to dollars a day. duncan kennedy has this report. >> good ev
the convention. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> win or lose, this campaign is the last time that barack obama will ask the american people for their trust. democrats savored the moment, but he seemed impient to address a troubled nation far beyond the convention hall. >> knowur problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the past we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking to you choose that future. >> republicans have framed this election as a referendum on the obama economy, but he said voters face a choice. >> and on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties, it will be a choice between two different paths for america. ours is a fight to restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known. >> by contrast, he said republicans were about little more than tax cuts for the rich, and he mocked mitt romney's inexperience on foreign policy. >> they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearl
insurgent group that the united states has listed as a terror group and have said they will not sit down and have these discussions with them. >> thank you very much. theet's take a look at other stories making headlines. the presidents of sudan and south sudan have resumed talks about -- over the disputes that brought them close to war this year. they're trying to find a comprehensive agreement on issues like the border, security, and oil. the u.n. has threatened sanctions if a deal is not signed. the day after an avalanche in northern the paul with france, germany, and spain, at least one person died. they were engulfed by snow. one catholic in germany has opted out of paying a religious tax and has been denied religious burial. endorsed by the fact that it comes into effect today, this sharp increase for the number of germans who have decided not to pay. those are civilian casualties mounting in the conflict in syria. the syrian army is also seeing an increasing number of soldiers. many of them are in the western coastal region. a stronghold of the minority sect. the chief corresponde
tarbging about issues of trust. the united states needs to be able to trust us as partners. >> what happens now at bagram with its controversial history surrounding the treatment of detainees will be closely watched in afghanistan and far beyond. >> joining us now is our correspondent jonathan beal. so clearly the americans, very concerned about these high risk detainees and the afghans not able perhaps to guarantee their security. >> yes, simply very surprising given that this agreement was signed six months ago. so today was just the form ceremony of handing over the detention facility. but still disputes over what should happen to some of these detainees, and america making clear they want to hold on, at least keep a foot in the door of bagram and to retain control of part of that prison and to continue, of course, cap suring insurgents, taking them there, questioning them, sbrer gating them and possibly handing them over to the afghans. i think the concern among human rights groups is you might have a situation, a detention facility where americans think -- that is not something that fo
of the united states of america. >> and the americans are taking no chances as they further fortify their embassy in cairo and the u.s. and other western mission around the world step up their security. nick childs, bbc news. >> and we hope to bring you more on that story when we get developments. now let's take a look at some of the other stories in brief making headlines around the world today. striking miners in south africa have rejected a offer, a 20% pay rise. it was made by the company in an effort to end the five-week strike. the strike say the offer is well below the amount they're demanding. the shooting dead of 34 miners by police last month at the mines sparked a wave of industrial unrest. the japanese coast guard says all chinese ships have moved out of waters around the islands in the east china seas. surveillance video shows six chinese vessels near the disputed archipelago, a diplomatic row flared when japan called for the ships to leave the waters. beijing says the vessels were there for law enforcement reasons. it's often said that hard work never kills anyone, but
bodies of her mother, father, and grandmother. >> still to come on gmt, the search is on in the united states for those behind an elaborate bank robbery. was a real or was it a hoax? bullfighting has been shown live on spanish public television for the first time in six years. the ban has been lifted by the spanish prime minister. >>♪ >> supporters say it celebrates spain's cultural heritage. critics insist it is outdated and cruel. six years ago, bullfighting was banned from the widely watched television channel, a decision made by the previous socialist government. now bullfighting is back on state tv in a prime-time spot. >> i like it very much because young people will once again see the bulls and a this is what we want. >> it seems very good to me indeed. it is about time. >> the decision was made by the pro-bullfighting prime minister who is hoping to make the sport a staple of spanish tv once again. but the move has angered animal rights campaigners. >> we see this as a backward step not only from a social and ethical point of view about what it means for torturing animals. >>
as water levels reach more than a meter. the pakistani doctor who helped of the united states to locate osama bin laden's hideout has told a u.s. tv network that the country that is powerful -- powerful spy agency, isi among regards america as its worst enemy. in an interview from his present in bashar dr. shakil afridi said the deposed who interrogated him said he helped pakistan that a worst enemy, worse even than the indians. pretty extraordinary remarks if they stand up to scrutiny. >> yes, although that is how a lot of people imagine the pakistani intelligence agencies do you the world. a lot of pakistanis, indeed, the things that way as well. a great deal of anti-americanism here at the moment. but this is all focussed on dr. shakil afridi, a man arrested about 20 days after the raid in which osama bin laden was killed because he had set up a fake vaccination program, and the idea was that he somehow obtained a blood samples and dna samples from the bin laden compound in order to verify whether the al-qaeda leader was there are not. we are not clear about whether he was ever able
here from the united states, canada, japan, and from a number of european countries. france, the measurements, germany. we believe that dr. watson, with professor moriarty, who features in a number of stories, along with the inspector. we choose to adopt a character from the stories. some of them are very well known. we choose the characters we like. i like to dress in a military uniform. when we come out here from time to time in costume, we film and reenact the struggle between holmes and moriarty. the conclusion of the struggle is that two bodies are seen tumbling down into the water. but it will probably not to the characters to have the struggle. but it is good fun and we enjoy food, drink, company, and traveling in wonderful locations. the characters are immortal. if you enjoy the stories, and they are well written literature, having survived for over 100 years, they are relevant today. there have been two new movies, a new bbc series, these are characters for all time. >> some enthusiastic fans of the route -- sherlock holmes there, in switzerland. the french court ha
in the united states four people have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire inside a sign making business. police say the victim were discovered. the gunman fatally shot himself after the attack. >> we pray for those who are in the hospital! >> a community in shock. it was here a gunman opened fire inside a minneapolis sign making business before shooting himself. >> i was just taking my pictures by the old elevator wearhouse. i heard about four or five gun shots. and we look at each other but we're in shock. >> on thursday evening, police held a news conference outside the company just hours after the shooting. >> i can confirm the shooter is dead. he died by a gun shot wound, self infliggetted. we got 5911 call from inside the business that there was a shooting going on inside and were able to gain entrance and establish we do have several victims inside. >> the major assured people that the area was civil. >> the neighborhood as i mentioned is secure. and will be returning torell tive calm. but obviously we will have a horrible crime scene that we'll be dealing with overtime. >> questi
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